Kovács: Hungary is defending, not closing borders

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Hungary is not closing its borders but protecting them, in line with “clear regulations set forth by the European Union,” government spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said this morning in an interview with state-owned Kossuth radio.

The construction of the fence on the Serbian border in August. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Délmagyarország/Andrea Schmidt)

Kovács said that the construction of the fence on the Croatian border “is nearing completion”, while he also confirmed that razor wire has been installed on the Slovenian border at the city of Tornyiszentmiklós

In an interview with state-owned all news channel M1 this morning, Kovács said that “Hungary does not believe that fences are a solution to the influx of migrants, but rather a tool to help fight illegal immigration.” He emphasized, once again, that the Schengen Treaty stipulates that member states may use any means necessary to defend their borders.

Commenting on Croatia, Kovács said that although Croatia is not a member of the Schengen Treaty, it is a member of the European Union and yet it has declared that it will not adhere to EU regulations.

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